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bio website fanfiction.net/~ainekoyokai
location United States
age 22
visits member for 1 year, 10 months
seen Jul 11 at 1:54

I tend to ask extremely stupid questions. Yes, they're stupid because the answer is usually right in front of me 99.9% of the time! (Even if I insist, at first, that it isn't!)

One really big peeve I've realized, I dislike it when someone says something is wrong based off of the usage being uncommon. Think outside the box, and a new world of usage may surprise you! (I still haven't the faintest clue if I'm being sarcastic or not with that last bit...? Ah, yes, slightly sarcastic.) I also dislike when people suggest diminishing a nice set of vocabulary just because the words are not used often in today's time. It sickens me when I see this.

  • I love to read
  • I love to write
  • I love music
  • I love making [pointless] hobby sites
  • And nothing gets between me and raspberries ;)

I've been stuck on writing three different books since I was 17. Keeping that in mind... I know, realistically, I'm probably never going to be an amazing author and will have to die with the dream of being a best-seller still in my head. Thankfully, I have this great interest in web 'design'. I hate using that word, because most people who say 'Oh yeah, I'm totally into web design', are the same people using Dreamweaver or some other WYSIWYG program instead of opening up a trusty notepad-like blank document and getting down and dirty with coding.
(Loved-ones say I'm spectacular with assumptions...)

Along with making pointless hobby sites, writing amateur poetry (out of a collection, I have only maybe about 5 that I am particularly proud of), and being sick with writers' block, I'm a huge sucker for reading and writing fanfiction. (Go figure, no writers' block there--for the most part.)

I tend to make really bad/stupid/careless jokes. (Bad having a multitude of meanings, hence dash word dash... XD)

There is more about me that I'd like to share, but I think I've blabbered long enough. You all have a great one!


Nov
2
asked How is 'via' pronounced and where did these variations come from?
Nov
1
comment “also is” at the end of sentence
+1 for is too and suggesting to switch to is also. I was going to suggest that (for the not-so-easily-explained reason for those two sounding better). (Also, upvoted because I don't see anywhere a valid reason for a downvote.)
Nov
1
reviewed Reviewed What does ‘non-parter’ mean?
Nov
1
reviewed Reviewed Can a gunfight happen when only one person has a gun?
Oct
31
reviewed Reviewed Help in demystifying the meaning of 2 sentences from an academic journal article!
Oct
30
awarded  Custodian
Oct
30
reviewed Reviewed Nested parentheticals — restructuring for clarity
Oct
29
awarded  Custodian
Oct
29
reviewed Reviewed What's the opposite of “authenticator”?
Oct
25
comment Is it poor style to use adverbs ending in “ly” in formal writing?
@FumbleFingers How do you figure that this is "Too Localised"? This is asking about formal writing in English. Unless formal writing is only localized in a small area, I don't understand. I think this would fit nicely with the whole 'usage' part of ELU.
Oct
23
comment Word for small junk items in household
Either way, point being, is that you should have references to support what you claim. Especially since knick-knacks can also be, depending on the person, such items that another person would consider throwing away. As for your cheap ring/burned bulb analogy, the keyword is 'cheap'. (A shot at a bad joke: How'd you know what trinkets I have? :D)
Oct
23
comment Word for small junk items in household
@naught101 No, I think those two definitions are fine. They should probably have a third definition (or something to clarify) that explains that trinkets don't necessarily have value. :)
Oct
23
comment Word for small junk items in household
+1 This is what I call 'outside the box'. Great suggestion!
Oct
23
comment Word for small junk items in household
If you've seen the definition of trinket, you'd find out that you're a bit wrong in your assumption about the value of those items. As for knick-knacks, those aren't limited to porcelain items. I think, if you are going to answer and make claims, you should have a reference to support what you say. (I'm sorry if I come across as being cross; I'm just pretty much trying to say that I believe that you have your understanding of these words, wrong. And you should probably look your claims up to be sure.)
Oct
23
comment How to interpret a statement consisting of two ORs?
I'm just going to say that--(imo)--your second way of interpretation seems like the correct way. (It was what I originally thought when I read the first part before seeing your interpretations.)
Oct
23
answered Word for small junk items in household
Oct
16
comment How did “classic” and “classical” come to mean “historic”?
You should include this in your answer. I good answer gives references to back up what's been stated.
Oct
16
comment How did “classic” and “classical” come to mean “historic”?
Do you have any references?
Oct
16
answered Simple English for “filling hunger”
Oct
16
revised Term for attempting to appear intelligent or refined by taking unpopular opinion
separating answer from suggestion